Cosmetology Option – A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for style and creativity into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

Program Information

The Cosmetology program prepares students to become the creative, well-trained professionals demanded by today’s beauty industry. This exciting program offers training in all aspects of professional cosmetology, from skin, nails, hair design and sculpting to advanced coloring. Complete barbering skills with up to date cuts, including fades and straight blade shape ups are part of the curriculum. Students will explore salon operations, marketing and retail, hygiene and communication skills in this lecture and “hands-on” training program. After the first two semesters, students can qualify for a New Jersey State Student Permit, which will allow students to start as an entry-level stylist. Committed students can qualify to take the New Jersey Board licensing examinations in Cosmetology upon completion of the program. Our cutting edge curriculum and learning community will keep students engaged while building the technical skills and expertise needed to be successful.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, cutting, styling, coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing.
  • Perform barbering services with up to date cuts, including fades and straight blade shape ups.
  • Perform nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
  • Perform basic skin care services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application and superfluous hair removal.
  • Exhibit knowledge of decontamination control, public hygiene and special sanitation procedures used for the protection of the client and the operator.
  • Demonstrate customer service skills, self-growth and personal development.
  • Perform salon business such as front desk operations, dispensary inventory and loss prevention, resume building and interviewing skills, self-marketing and basic knowledge of starting a salon business.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Possess the necessary skills to pass the New Jersey State licensure written and practical exams required for a professional license to work in the Cosmetology

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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